Welcome!




Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Business Creation - Prospecting: Skills for Sales Success: Part Three.
Territory Management: Skills for Sales Success: Part Eight.
A Consumer Advocate Approach to Real Estate & Mortgages: Courses 1 & 2.
ACE: Purchase Reverse Mortgage Course.
At Home with Diversity.

Home Experts Offer a Dose of Renovation Reality

Have a comment on this article? Share on Facebook!

By John-John Williams IV

renovation_bathroomMCT— Home improvement shows are a mixed blessing, says Kent Drinker of Timberlake Building & Renovations.

Drinker speaks from experience. The Annapolis, Md.-based project and client relations manager had his brush with television when his company was featured on a recent episode of HGTV’s “Bang for Your Buck.” Although he hasn’t seen a major effect on his business after the show aired in May, he says the industry has definitely been affected by images, trends and projects seen on home improvement shows.

“It’s pretty common for us to have homeowners come with a big folder filled with clippings of what they’ve seen on television and in magazines. … A lot of the time they don’t know what they want. They just see it,” he says.

The showbiz sparkle of these programs and articles does not match up with real life, according to some home industry experts. The time in which projects can be completed is misleading, they say, and variables such as costs, labor and materials are also skewed.

“Our take is that the shows are great for providing ideas,” Drinker says. “How practical those ideas are is dependent on people’s budget, the available materials and time.”

Continue Reading 1 2 3 4

Want instant access to great articles like this for your blog or newsletter? Check out our 30-day FREE trial of REsource Licensed Real Estate Content Solutions. Need easy stay-in-touch e-Marketing solutions too? Try Pop-a-Note for 99 cents!
Join RISMedia on Twitter and Facebook to connect with us and share your thoughts on this and other topics.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Copyright© 2014 RISMedia, The Leader in Real Estate Information Systems and Real Estate News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be republished without permission from RISMedia.

Content on this website is copyrighted and may not be redistributed without express written permission from RISMedia. Access to RISMedia archives and thousands of articles like this, as well as consumer real estate videos, are available through RISMedia's REsource Licensed Content Solutions. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive and affordable content packages. Click here to learn more! http://resource.rismedia.com

Our Latest News >>